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Ghosts of Lakeland

When her teenage daughter vanishes without a trace, a recently
widowed mother's desperate search for answers untangles
a web of secrets woven around the residents of her small lakeside town.

  • Jessica Landry
    Director
  • Jessica Landry
    Writer
  • Rebecca Gibson
    Producer
  • Hannah Johnson
    Producer
  • April Blackbird
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jessica Landry

Jessica Landry is a Canadian screenwriter, director, and Bram Stoker Award-winning author. Her original horror feature, MY ONLY SUNSHINE, was accepted into Whistler Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab in 2020 and is in development with Eagle Vision, with Jessica set to direct. In 2021, she was accepted into the CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator with her original horror/comedy series, CATASTROPHE QUEENS, which is currently under option with Blue Ice Pictures; as well as TIFF’s inaugural Series Accelerator program (September 2022) and NSI’s Series Incubator program (November 2021) with her original limited drama series, GHOSTS OF LAKELAND. Jessica has written several MOWs including LIST OF A LIFETIME, which was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and Hollywood Critics’ Association Award for Best Made for Television Movie. She’s also worked in the development room for the CBC show STRAYS; co-wrote and co-executive produced the feature documentary, TRUE STORY, for Eagle Vision and Corus; has written on FAMILY FIRST, a sitcom in development with Eagle Vision; 7TH GEN, a factual series with Eagle Vision, on which she also directed several episodes of season two; A DANGEROUS ROMANCE, an original MOW with Vortex Productions; several true crime series with Farpoint Films; and BENNY, a WWII biopic feature with Sir Harry Films. She is currently adapting the novel APRIL RAINTREE as a limited series, recently signed a two-picture development deal with Vortex Productions, and has other projects in various stages of development. Her collection of short stories, THE NIGHT BELONGS TO US, is being released in March 2023; she co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-, British Fantasy Award-, and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated anthology THERE IS NO DEATH, THERE ARE NO DEAD; and had an original story in the anthology ALIENS VS PREDATOR: ULTIMATE PREY, released in March 2022. Find her online at jessicalandry.ca.

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